Gail Simmons to Blake Lively: Top Chef Wants You!
The Top Chef judge and host of Top Chef: Just Desserts, kicked back and talked about what TV show she’d like to guest star on, what her last meal would be and why she’d want Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively to be on the show!
Be sure to check out the finale of Top Chef: All-Stars TONIGHT on Bravo! See Mike Isabella and Richard Blais duke it out for the top spot!
Click inside for Just Jared‘s exclusive interview with the charming Gail Simmons…
JJ: Congrats on winning an Emmy for Top Chef this year! You’ve also had a lot of great guests on the show! Natalie Portman, Jimmy Fallon and others!
GS: They were amazing! We were lucky to have them.
JJ: Who is on top of your wish list for future guests?
GS: You know it was sort of a random one but someone who is super at the top of my list is Amy Sedaris. She bakes and loves food and is one of the funniest ladies like I have ever seen in my life. So I would love to get her on the show. This is such a great question because I feel like there is so many people. Blake Lively would be great! She loves to bake and I heard that she went to culinary school recently and did a cooking class for her birthday. She needs to come and cook with us! She is amazing and freakin’ beautiful! I just saw “The Town” and I thought was she was great in it! I am really impressed by her. She likes food, she can act and she looks that way – thumbs up! Thumbs up for Blake Lively!
JJ: What’s up for Season Two of Top Chef: Just Desserts?
GS: We are starting to plan it now! We are casting right now which is super exciting. We are going to start shooting it in the spring. We are just kind of planning right now to get all of our judges on-board and our guests and our challenges and our cast. You know -fingers crossed, we can have as exciting a cast as we had last time. Hope we can get the same magic! Just sugar all the time!
JJ: If you could guest star in any TV show, what would it be?
GS: I mean, although it is in its last season Big Love would have been pretty great. Although I wonder where I would fit in to like… But I would be open. Big Love would have been amazing if I could have done a cameo on that. Modern Family, I mean I would love to be on Modern Family. And actually Modern Family came on our show once. The cast did an episode of Top Chef Masters in the past at the very beginning when they were first shooting the show! We had such a great time with them!
JJ: What music are you listening to these days?
GS: I am super into Arcade Fire. I am from Canada so I have been listening to them for a long time! They totally impress me! I also listen a lot to Miike Snow. My husband is in the music industry so he keeps me current.
JJ: What would you want your final meal to be?
GS: Of course some type of comfort food. Maybe a savory pasta with truffle and parmesan and some sort of egg dripping all over. I like that! I have a life motto – everything is better with an egg on top!